Papa John’s International, Inc. today announced the promotion of Tony Thompson to Executive Vice President, responsible for overseeing Papa John’s North American operations. Thompson will also continue in his role as President, Global PJ Food Service and Research & Development, responsible for leading Quality Control Center Operations, Strategic Supply Chain Management, Research & Development/Quality Assurance and the company’s Preferred Marketing Solutions printing and promotions subsidiary. He will report to Papa John’s co-Chief Executive Officers, John Schnatter and Jude Thompson (no relation to Tony Thompson).
“Tony has done an outstanding job driving efficiencies and improvements throughout our global distribution, quality assurance and supply chain functions,” said Jude Thompson, Papa John’s President and co-Chief Executive Officer. “Supported by talented and experienced operators in Steve Ritchie and Tim North, we look forward to Tony expanding his leadership to our North American operations teams.”